Updated Guidance on Managing Occupational Cancer Risks

March 17, 2023
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IOSH (the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) have updated their No Time to Lose Campaign webpages with new information regarding occupational cancer from asbestos, diesel fumes, silica dust, and sun safety.

The webpages provide specific information regarding common causes of occupational cancer (asbestos, diesel fumes, silica dust, and sun safety). They describe what the issue is, where people are likely to be exposed, methods of managing the issue, information for managers and business owners and information for workers.

A number of resources are available for each issue including factsheets, guides, postcards, posters, and flowcharts. IOSH also produced a film, a series of videos regarding real life stories of occupational cancer, and videos on specific causes.

IOSH President, Lawrence Webb, emphasised the importance of updating the webpages stating that ‘Hundreds of thousands of people around the work die each year from cancer which resulted from being exposed to harmful materials or substances at work. This is not acceptable and is something our No Time to Lose Campaign has focused on tackling since it started.’

‘I’m delighted that these resources have been refreshed. They showcase what the risks are and how OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) professionals and business leaders, and even workers themselves, can manage them and prevent exposures at work in a way that will resonate’.

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